Breathe Better: The Side Body Class

Rachel Scott
Instructor Rachel Scott
Average: 4.9 (27 votes)
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While yoga can promote full-body opening and strengthening, one area that tends to get neglected is the side body! In this class, Rachel helps you open and strengthen your lateral body. Opening your side body can promote better rib mobility, increased breath support, and lower back relief.

Equipment: Block
Style: Hatha Yoga, Power Yoga


doctor 3 months ago

Thank you! I had lung surgery in January and have been looking for a good stretch/expansion practice for the scar tissue along my rib cage/side body/abs, to address the residual tightness. And obviously for my breath! I think this will help immensely. It also gets at the historical tightness in my left hip. Yow! Good stuff!

LyndaIrene 3 months ago

Thank you! I've missed you. This was lovely, my body thanks you too.

Ode2Books 4 months ago

Hey Rachel! Thanks for this class! My mode of transportation is biking and it felt so good stretching out my side body, I think I might have grown an inch! :D

sng4ever 4 months ago

Rachel always provides detailed instructions which are so beneficial so I can get the most out of a pose/class.
This class was definitely a "feel good" practice and it is interesting how the various poses provide many ways to get into the side body to stretch and length it. You won't be disappointed.

Margarethe 4 months ago

Another class I'll do regularly. All those good pops, cracks from the excellent spine, side and butt stretches. YUM.
When the instructors say "go from thinking to feeling", for me it's the tap on the shoulder to shut my busy little mind cabinets, be in my body, and get ready to feel the yoga.
Thank you Rachel, thank you Do Yoga With Me!

Melanie Lichtinger 4 months ago

Great Class!
The one thing I keep noticing is Rachel and other teachers keep suggesting: Change from thinking to feeling.
That doesn't work for me and makes me feel irritated ha-ha, since it's rather sensing the body. Feelings are emotions...